Serrano Chilli Information
|Seed Quantity||15 Seeds|
|Scoville Rating||5,000-15,000 SHU|
|When to sow||January to April|
|When to harvest||August to October|
The Serrano is a medium-hot chilli pepper originating from Mexico. The chilli pods start out green and mature to red when ripe and have a lovely, lively heat. It is late to mature and can easily be still producing well into October and November.
It has a thick and crunchy flesh which makes it great for slicing and dicing into dishes
Sow a few seeds into a tray in late January to May and cover lightly with seed compost. Either use a heated propagator or pop the seed tray into an enclosed plastic bag and seal it and place it on a windowsill. Once the seedling has produced two true leaves (second set of leaves) they can be transplanted into individual pots. Try and maintain around 20-25 degrees while young plants.
As the plant grows, transplant it into as large a pot as allows, this will determine the size of the plant. Once the plant has flowered and has started to produce small chillies, it will benefit from a feed of either comfrey tea or tomato feed. Chillies dislike irregular watering as this will sometimes cause blossom end rot (the base of the chilli/pepper rots)